Category Archives: Identity Politics

Ocasio-Cortez to Muslim Activists: ‘We Can Throw Down’ for Left-Wing Agenda ‘as a Posse’

Speaking at a “My Muslim Vote” rally in Dearborn, Michigan, Ocasio-Cortez asked activists to send Michigan Congressional candidates like Rashida Tlaib and Fayrouz Saad with her to Congress and declared, “2018 isn’t the year that we get our first Muslim woman to Congress… it’s that we get our first class of Muslim women.”

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WSO Helping To Introduce Kirpan Accommodation On BC Ferries

The WSO was contacted last summer by several Sikh passengers who were told that their kirpans were not permitted on BC Ferries and must be stowed in their luggage. The WSO contacted BC Ferries and provided information on the significance of the kirpan and about accommodation policies in other settings such as trains, courthouses, stadiums and buses across Canada.

Ahh the slippery slope of religious accommodation.

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The first culture war

As we mark the hundredth anniversary of the end of the First World War, it is clear that the moral wounds it inflicted on Western culture have not healed. Recent incidents, such as the rejection of Remembrance Day poppies by Cambridge University Students’ Union (CUSU), or Southampton University Students’ Union’s (SUSU) threat to paint over a mural dedicated to war heroes, are symptomatic of the sense of malaise and confusion regarding the memorialisation of the First World War.

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White students ‘feel unable to talk about race and it’s stifling debate’, universities minister warns

The minister stressed these are symptoms of a student ‘monoculture’ which assigns people an ‘identity’ and tells them they cannot comment on anything else. He insisted labelling people and putting them in ‘silos’ is damaging because it stops them speaking freely.

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Shaun King, Linda Sarsour, Others Try To Hammer Trump On Immigration But Hit Obama Instead

Shaun King, Linda Sarsour and other liberals thought they were criticizing the Trump administration on Sunday when they tweeted a picture of immigrant minors sleeping in a caged enclosure, but it turned out they were inadvertently tweeting a photo that occurred during the Obama administration instead.

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Identity Politics and the End of Meaning

It has been more than a year since Madonna proclaimed at the Women’s March in Washington, D.C. that: “Yes, I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House. But I know that won’t change anything.” Her rant that day may not have changed anything, but it certainly spread like wildfire on the national news networks as the opening shot of women’s all-out war on Trump.

But what is this war really about?

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Alberta’s status of women minister slams UCP member for criticizing women’s marches

A minister in Alberta’s NDP government has chastised a tweet by the Opposition’s communications chair that slammed women’s marches held over the weekend.

Status of Women Minister Stephanie McLean was responding to a Twitter post on Saturday from Sonia Kont of the United Conservative Party, who stated that “ideological marches like the one in Washington” do not empower women.

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Jagmeet Singh plays the race card

Thanks to the CBC’s Terry Milewski, we now know federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh doesn’t think it’s his job to denounce Canadian Sikhs who glorify suspected Air India bomber, and fellow Sikh, Talwinder Singh Parmar.

Why we know this — with Singh absurdly accusing Milewski of racism for asking him the question — is a case study in Canadian political correctness run amok.

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